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US lawmakers plan to block arms sales to Israel

A group of American legislators are planning to introduce a plan to prevent the sale of arms to the Zionist regime in the midst of increasing protests against Washington’s policies towards Tel Aviv.

According to Fars News Agency International Group, a group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives plans to introduce a plan that calls for preventing the sale of American weapons to Israel.

“Ilhan Omar”, “Summer Lee”, “Delia Ramirez”, “Rashida Tlaib”, “Cory Bush” and “Alexandria Ocasio Coates” intend to announce their opposition to the transfer of 320 million dollars of guided bombs to Israel by introducing this resolution.

The Biden government and the Zionist regime reached an agreement on the aforementioned arms deal earlier this year, before the war between Hamas and the Zionist regime began on October 7. And Congress didn’t object to the plan at that time either.

Ilhan Omar said in an interview with Haaretz: “Benyamin Netanyahu and his extreme right-wing and sectarian government committed crimes against humanity in Gaza.” The Minnesota lawmaker added: “The United States now provides Israel with $3.8 billion in military aid annually and has a great deal of influence over their actions.”

He added: “The duty of Congress is to monitor the sale of these weapons.” This is why we should not allow the sale of weapons that directly undermine US and international law, human rights, and our moral standing in the world.”

The introduction of this resolution shows It is only part of the growing opposition to Joe Biden’s policies towards the regime. On Tuesday, it was also reported that more than 400 political appointees and employees of the American government have sent a letter to Joe Biden to protest his support for the Israeli regime in the Gaza war.

These officials, as The New York Times reported on Tuesday that they represent about 40 government organizations in the United States, and in which Biden was asked to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and allow humanitarian aid to be sent to the region.

The letter that was sent on Tuesday was the first letter of protest to high-ranking American officials after the crimes committed by the Zionist regime in Gaza. Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, was informed that it had been signed by dozens of employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country.

A few days earlier, more than 1,000 employees of the US Agency for International Development criticized Washington’s policies in an open letter.

Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas on October 7th (15th of Mehr) in response to more than seven decades of occupation of Palestine and nearly two decades of siege of Gaza and imprisonment and torture of thousands of Palestinians called operation It started the “Al-Aqsa Storm”.

This operation was one of the deadliest attacks against this regime. Hamas fighters penetrated into the occupied territories at several points of the border fences, attacked villages and besides killing a large number of Israelis, captured a number of them.

Zionist regime In response to this operation, it launched heavy attacks against Gaza and placed this area under complete siege. The attacks of the Zionist regime have led to the martyrdom of more than 11,500 thousand people.

Joe Biden has strongly supported the attacks of the Zionist regime and despite popular demonstrations in support of the people of Gaza, he has said that he is against a ceasefire in the war.

Observers say that Israel’s actions, including cutting off electricity, limiting aid to Gaza, and carrying out attacks against Palestinian refugees in Gaza, are considered examples of war crimes under international law.

In addition to these oppositions, various American cities have become the scene of demonstrations against the Zionist regime many times in the past days. Despite this, the American government still insists on supporting the Zionist regime.

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